CEM 11 Plus

Henrietta Barnett  & The Latymer School 11+  -  Children's Educational Material 11+ TM

Henrietta Barnett use tests from CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring  ® and Latymer School ® now uses tests from GL Assessment ®. CEM® Centre 11+ tests  and GL Assessment ® are not tutor-proof and are one of the easiest to prepare for. Complete solutions are available using WordBuilder.co.uk and CoolCleverKids.co.uk.


2018 Year 7 Entry for The Latymer Grammar Schools

Registration Monday 15th May, 2017 to Thursday 29th June 2017
Test Dates Saturday 15 July 2017  Part 1 *** FREE MOCK EXAM FOR ALL CHILDREN IN ENGLAND ***
Sunday 19th September  2017 (Part 2)
Results Mid-October 2017 (Part 2)
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Part 1: GL Assessment ®
This covers Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics test. Both these papers  will be provided by GL Assessment and each  paper will  be 50  minutes in duration. Applicants  are  expected  to  show competence in skills appropriate to Key Stage 2 English and Mathematics. The tests will be of multiple choice format and will be marked by GL Assessment using Optical Marking Recognition.

Part 2: School's own English Test.
The  top 650 candidates  from Part 1  will  be  invited  to  take a full  written English paper. The paper  will  be formed of two sections. Section 1 will be a reading and answer paper lasting 30 minutes.  Section 2 will be a written paper (story writing) lasting 30 minutes. Candidates are expected to show competence in writing skills and be able to apply these skills creatively. This paper will be marked by  specialist subject markers from The Latymer School.

192 places will be offered. Up to 20 applicants from the Inner Area (see note 1) who show exceptional musical talent will be promoted for a place in the 192 intake with ranking based on assessment  of musical ability.


The Head states: `We are aware that some websites are suggesting that parents use The Latymer School test which is being held on the 15 July 2017 as a “free mock exam”. Under the Greenwich ruling this practice is sanctioned.

However, we would urge those who do not live in our Inner Area not to do so as this adds further costs to the school in times of financial hardship.

By taking the exam, you are ultimately taking money away from Latymer pupils as we cannot charge for the exam and have to take money from the school’s already over stretched budget to pay for the tests. Furthermore, sitting an exam as a practice adds pressure and stress to those candidates who are eligible for a place at the school.

We acknowledge that you have every right to sit the exam but would ask you to use your discretion and common sense and think of those who live in the Inner Area and the school’s current financial pressures.

Thank you for your consideration.`

Response

We believe parents should ignore this request as the school does not care about children who live outside of the Inner Area. The concept of catchment areas promotes local apartheid. There is no rationale reason for catchment areas and all parents can move closer to the school (rich or poor) and should be permitted to do so. They can move out of the area in 2019 anyway, and government guidelines are places should not be removed after the first term. We urge all parents to use the Latymer School as a free mock exam for their children until it scraps catchment areas. Exert pressure and overwhelm the school. The hypocritical attitude of the school is clear. It believes in local schools for local children, but not local universities for local children and aspires for its students to win Oxbridge places. Many areas, such as Birmingham do not have catchment areas for their grammar schools. To discriminate against an intelligent child who has no control over where they live is a disgrace, especially when The Latymer School is funded by national taxation and not local taxation. Taking a mock exam does not add pressure to a child. It reduces pressure by providing an invaluable learning experience. Buckinghamshire children sit a free mock in their schools, demonstrating the ridiculous and unsubstantiated claim of stress by the Head. Ask the Head why they have mocks for GCSE and `A` levels. Under her logic this would add pressure and stress to her students! Use your common sense and use the test as a mock and think of all children in the country, not just the selfish Inner Area. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few! Yet again, the solution is a national 11+ with no catchment areas. We favour curriuclum based Year 5 national tests  (English, Maths and Science) for grammar school entrance, which cannot be sat late and can be used to apply to any grammar school in England. GCSEs and `A` levels are curriculum based, so why not 11+ tests?


2018 Year 7 Entry for Henrietta Barnett Grammar Schools

Registration April 2017 to Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 5pm
Test Dates Tuesday 5th Sep 2017 Round 1:  Verbal & Numerical Reasoning (am and pm, so test is compromised)
Supplementary Test Monday 11th September, 2017
Round 2: English & Mathematics Oct 2016
Results Mid-October 2017
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Round 1: CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®, Durham  (CEM ®):  CEM 11+ ®

The first round of tests are used to determine which candidates are, and which are not, of the necessary academic standard to be considered for a place. The first round of tests will consist of a verbal and numerical reasoning test set by CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®, and will take place at the school on 5th September, 2017. Candidates will be invited to attend one morning or afternoon session and will only be able to take the test once. Following the first round tests, the results of the verbal and numerical reasoning questions will be combined, standardized and placed in rank order. On the basis of this rank order, the top 300 candidates will be invited back to sit the second round of tests.

Round 2: School`s own test
The second round tests are in English and Mathematics and will take place in school later. Candidates will only be able to take the test once and will be tested on literacy and numeracy appropriate to Key Stage 2. Candidates will be asked to apply their skills and knowledge to new situations. Following the second round tests, the results will be combined with the results from the first round, standardized and placed in rank order before being submitted to the Local Authority who will offer the highest ranked applicants in accordance with parental preference. The results of both tests will be used to determine the final rankings.

 
Grammar School

Grammar School PAN (Year 7)
Henrietta Barnet School (Girls) 93
The Latymer School (Mixed) 192


Click here for 2017 entry CEM 11+ ® test dates

11+ Preparation


Areas tested include English (Vocabulary: synonyms & antonyms; Comprehension; Cloze passages/text; Jumbled sentences); Mathematics including data processing, and Non-verbal reasoning.

There is no evidence any 11+ tests are tutor proof, nor tuition and preparation does not confer an advantage – the opposite is true.

Tests set by CEM ® Centre for Education & Monitoring ® can be prepared for. There is a huge culture of preparation and tuition in Birmingham, Walsall and Warwickshire that have used tests for many years. Like most tests, those who prepare may significantly improve their chances of success. Schools prepare children for Year 6 SATs papers, and in the same way children can prepare for 11+ tests. Practise makes perfect. Remember, children are supposed to be stretched and some year 5 children undertake year 6 work and children in some schools undertake optional level 6 tests.

Recommended Preparation Material.


1. English and Verbal Reasoning is covered at WordBuilder.co.uk

  PDF downloads from the shop at: 11plus.eu

Booklet

Price

a. Ultimate Verbal Reasoning. 1,800 questions.

£5.99

b. Common Synonyms and Antonyms for 11+ & KS2 Sats (over 1,000 entries).

£4.99

c. Common Words With Multiple Meanings for 11+ & KS2 Sats (350 entries).

£1.99

d. Common Misspelled Words at Year 6 - KS2 & 11+ (over 250 words).

£1.49


2. Maths is covered at CoolCleverKids.co.uk

PDF downloads from the shop at: 11plus.eu

Lesson Notes

Price

a: Ratio and Proportion Unit Method (Lesson Notes).

99p

b: Percentages (simple percentages) Lesson Notes.

99p

c: Percentage Multipliers Lesson Notes.

99p

d: Rules for Multiples of Numbers (Lesson Notes).

99p


3. NVR (Non-verbal Reasoning) is covered at CoolCleverKids.co.uk

Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR) Booklet

Price

Ultimate NVR: over 30 different types of NVR familiarisation questions.

£9.95


4. Mock Tests: Use Mocks in the Shop at: 11plus.eu

Mock Test

Price

1. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 1. MF Test A & B. (Use as first test during Year 5).

£6.95

2. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 2. MF Test A & B. (Use as second test during Year 5).

£6.95

3. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 3. MF Test A & B. (Use as third test during Year 5).

£6.95

4. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 1. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF).

£6.95

5. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 2. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF).

£6.95

6. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 3. MF Test A & B. Similar to SWW 2 Jul 13.

£6.95

7. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 4. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF). 

£6.95

 
Latymer 11+ Test

Test date: 15 July 2017. Register by:  29th June 2017.

FREE MOCK EXAM FOR ALL OF ENGLAND!

If your child is in year 5 and is taking an 11+ exam, for 2018 entry, register and take the test as a FREE mock exam. Your only cost is the travel expense. It costs the school money, but why should you care when the school does not care about you? A grammar school that imposes a catchment area does not believe in providing all children an equal opportunity to study at the school. Why should a national funded school be for local children only? It is up to a parent how long they are willing for their child to commute and not the school`s business. 

Stop discrimination and take the Latymer 11+ test even if you have no desire to attend the school. It is the right thing to do until the school scraps catchment areas. Give your child the chance to experience a real 11+ test in exam conditions.

Henrietta Barnet 11+ Test
Part 1: Saturday 15 July 201 fromGL Assessment ®

  • Verbal Reasoning & Maths (Key Stage 2 level)
  • 2 x 50 minutess from by GL Assessment and each  paper.
  • Multiple choice format & machine marked.

Part 2: Sunday 19th September  2017 (Part 2). School's own English Test.

  • The  top 650 candidates  from Part 1  will  be  invited  to  take a full  written English paper.
  • 2 x 30 minutes each.
  • Section 1: Comprehension.
  • Section 2: Ccreative story writing.
A sample English paper for part 2 can be viewed by clicking here. Free familiarisation booklets are available from this site and practice mocks are available from the shop.
CEM Centre for Evaluation
& Monitoring® CEM 11+ ® Tests
  • No official practice papers available
  • Buckinghamshire children sit a free familiarisation paper.
  • Instructions played via CD
  • Most tests comprise of two 50 minutes tests answered in a separate answer sheet
  • Mixture of multiple choice and marking a number on answer sheets
  • Similar tests to GL Assessments®
  • Prepare using WordBuilder & CoolCleverKids
  • Practice mock papers from the shop
GL Assessments®
(NFER®) 11+ Selection Tests
  • Practice papers available in the old format
  • Kent County Council provides a long familiarisation paper
  • Multiple choice format.
  • No claim that children do not need to prepare or practice or claim test is tutor-proof
  • Similar to tests from CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®
  • Prepare using WordBuilder & CoolCleverKids
  • Practice mock papers from the shop
11+ Children's Educational
Material Recommendation

English and Verbal Reasoning:
WordBuilder
www.WordBuilder.co.uk

Maths &
Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR):

CoolCleverKids
www.CoolCleverKids.co.uk

11+ Practice Papers from
Children’s Educational Material for the 11+
are available from the shop.
Word lists, lesson notes and `Ultimate NVR` questions are available from the shop.

Free material on this website.

11+ Tourism: Free Mock Tests

Under the Greenwich ruling all children, of the appropriate age, have a legal right to take any 11+ exam set by any authority and cannot be denied the opportunity to sit an exam solely on the basis of their address.
 
The Office of the School Adjudicator (OSA) confirmed the right to use tests as free mocks and the right to take tests late. A Head Teacher of a grammar school has confirmed in writing: `Legally I cannot stop you entering your child for our test.'  Late testing is also a legal right.
 
Many regions do not have catchment areas. Taking 11+ exams outside home catchments does not prejudice the balance and fairness of the testing, as tests are different. To make such a claim would imply a defunct testing process.

Note: Taking a "free mock" will cost the school money. But one would expect financially astute schools to consider the financial implications of setting an early test date. Common sense dictates an earlier test is likely to be used as a "free mock" and this has been well known to occur for many years. . The University of Durham® object to this strategy when it is a legal right. We cannot image why, as if the test is resistant to prepping, what difference would free mocks make? We believe there is no evidence that any 11+ test is resistant to prepping and practise will simply improve performance.

Click here for 2017 entry test dates (held during September 2017 to see which tests can be used as a free mock exam)
CoolCleverKids
11+ Maths and NVR
CoolCleverKids.co.uk

The Maths site with NVR (Non-verbal reasoning) for Sats and 11+ preparation. Ideal for primary school education and selective school exams. Maths lesson notes; worksheets; presentations; games, & tests auto marked with explanations.

WordBuilder
11+ English & VR
www.WordBuilder.co.uk

Verbal reasoning and English for the 11+, Sats and private/independent school entrance exams as well as primary school. Spellings; definitions; meanings; synonyms; antonyms; cloze passages; jumbled sentences & comprehension.

Sats Papers
Year 2-6 & 11+
www.SatsPapers.org.uk


Information relating to Sats Tests. Free downloads of Sats papers covering Year 2 to 6 with no registration. Prepare for Year 6 level 3-5, level 6 & 11+ tests. Download the latest phonics tests.
ATA React
Free Android App
Google Play


Fun FREE Android App to test your thinking and reaction speed. Four fun games: colours; shapes; numbers and next letter. Stores score history. Ideal for Sats & 11+ fun whilst you prepare. Download from Google Play.

 

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11+ English (Verbal Reasoning)
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Spellings; Vocabulary; Synonyms; Antomyms; Conundrums; Cloze Passages; Comprehension, and Jumbled up sentences. Ideal for 11+ tests set at the CEM Centre, at Durham University®.
www.WordBuilder.co.uk
 
 
11+ Maths (Numerical Reasoning)
and NVR online preparation with


Free maths question generator
Lesson notes; presentations (videos); worksheets; games; Sats style tests from Year 2 to 6 including mental maths audio tests; private school 11+ tests, and CEM style past questions.
Now includes Non-verbal Reasoning.
Ideal for 11+ tests set at the CEM Centre, at Durham University®.
www.CoolCleverKids.co.uk
 
 
The 11+ information site
Helping children pass the 11+
Free advice and resources with
recommendations for preparation.
 

Children’s Educational Material 11+
www.11plus.eu
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7641 6970 
Email: cemelevenplus@gmail.com
© 2013-2017. 11plus.eu. All rights reserved. Children's Educational Material for the 11+. 11plus.eu is a information website helping children pass the eleven plus. CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring® is an independent not-for-profit research group based at the University of Durham® and neither are associated with 11plus.eu. GL Assessment ® has no connection with 11plus.eu. The views expressed are those of 11plus.eu. All trade names and trade marks are acknowledged.

 

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